3 December 2003 Temperature induced anchoring transition in nematic liquid crystal cell
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We found a thermally-induced threshold reorientation of the nematic liquid crystal from homeotropical alignment to planar one. The fenomenon was observed in a symmetric cell with inner surfaces covered with fluoro polyvinyl-cinnamate. This threshold reorientation is an anchoring transition of the second order. We suggest that a competition of aligning abilities of flexible polymer fragments and main polymer chains is the basic reason for this phenomenon.
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Yuri Kurioz, Yuri Kurioz, Dmitry Kurysh, Dmitry Kurysh, Victor Yu. Reshetnyak, Victor Yu. Reshetnyak, Yurii Reznikov, Yurii Reznikov, } "Temperature induced anchoring transition in nematic liquid crystal cell", Proc. SPIE 5257, Ninth International Conference on Nonlinear Optics of Liquid and Photorefractive Crystals, (3 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.545839; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.545839

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